Under Alert Levels 3 and 4 many people will be working from home. But there are rules for this! Most District and City Plans will have requirements to manage the effects generated by working from home activities. This is just one area that the full consequences of the Epidemic Notice are yet to be ‘ironed out’. Many Council’s are likely to take a pragmatic approach in the short to medium term.

But the question remains: How many District and City Plans are ready to accommodate our ‘new normal’ without excessive compliance costs?

The government has signaled intervention for large projects. But it’s the small businesses that will need the most help. They need to get up and running as soon as possible and can’t wait 20 working days once Alert Level 3 or 4 restrictions are lifted.